Her Perfume

Fragment of a scent,
nothing more —
a passing stranger
jostled in a crowd,
not her.
A fragrant memory
of another time,
mere remnant of a
previous life.

Eye of the crowd

Eye of the crowd (Photo credit: abrinsky)







A minimalist approach to Three Word Wednesday. Words to use: fragrent, jostle, remnant.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

4 responses to “Her Perfume

  1. Smells can bring back powerful memories.

  2. You do an excellent job of sharing the moment and emotions with brevity and skill.

  3. Mark, it is bittersweet and told so well. The picture may have influenced me, but it seemed to be an urban scene – one that I could relate to.


    • That was the intent, a crowd setting; train station, airport, busy street, whatever. Just catching a whiff of the scent…then it is gone again. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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